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FS: Salesman sample SUREFIRE LED Weapon Light by Webyshops

Salesman sample SUREFIRE LED Weapon Light for Win. 1300, Def, Super X Defender, FN Tac Police, 3 Switches (636LFG), $ price + free shipping. Offered by Webyshops.com please contact info@webyshops.com or 800-851-9329. Please put forum name as reference.

Open box item for sale: 5.11 Single Pistol Case

Open box item for sale: 5.11 Single Pistol Case, TAC OD (58724-188) .
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Vortex Viper PST 1-4×24 Riflescope

Vortex Viper PST 1-4×24 Riflescope

Vortex Riflescopes: First vs. Second Focal Plane

Some of you are already very familiar with the differences between first and second focal plane riflescopes but for those of you out there who are unsure, we put together this short, basic video to give you some basic insight and help you decide which design would likely work best for you. If you have any questions about anything explained in the video, please give us a call at 800-426-0048. Thank you for your interest in Vortex Optics.

Simmons Offers Value and Performance with its New Trail Camera Line


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January 2012
Mike Capps
(573) 898-3422/ mcapps@howardcommunications.com
Paul Arnhold – Bushnell Outdoor Products
(913) 752-6105 / parnhold@bushnell.com

Simmons Offers Value and Performance with its New Trail Camera Line

Overland Park, Kan.Simmons, a leader in high-quality, high-value sports optics for more than 25 years, has added three new trail cameras to its 2012 product line. Hunters can now monitor game activity around the clock, thanks to the new Simmons low-glow LED night vision technology.

Featuring a one-second trigger speed, full-color images up to 7 MP, and a high-quality 640×480 video mode, the Simmons trail cameras capture the quality and detail hunters demand. The multi image mode allows users to select from capturing one to three images per trigger, and the video mode is programmable to record five- to 60-second video clips.

Using low-glow LED flash technology, the cameras are virtually invisible to game. Add to that Simmons motion-activated, passive infrared (PIR) sensor, and hunters can monitor game out to 25, 40 or 45 feet (see chart below).

Thanks to an SD card capacity of 32GB, all three cameras can capture and store thousands of images. Powered by four AA batteries, the Simmons cameras offer an impressive six-month battery life for long-lasting, uninterrupted performance in the field. The easy-to-use LCD setup screen allows users to deploy the camera in just minutes.

Model Product Name Resolution Settings PIR Sensor Night Vision Flash Battery Life SD Capacity Estimated Retail
119234C Whitetail 2,4 MP 25 ft 15 LED 6 mos. 32 GB $79.99
119236C Whitetail 5, 6 MP 40 ft 18 LED 6 mos. 32 GB $99.99
119421C ProHunter 3, 5, 7 MP 45 ft 20 LED 6 mos. 32 GB $129.99

The Simmons Whitetail and ProHunter trail cameras will be available in May 2012 for an estimated retail price range of $79.99 – $129.99. Learn more about Simmons and its complete line of high-value sports optics at www.simmonsoptics.com or call 1-800-423-3537.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé ®, Uncle Mike’s®, Millett®, Simmons® and Final Approach® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

CES 2012 – Can you power your house with a Yetti?

Generators are big, heavy, noisy and typically not the cleanest sources of power you can find.

What if you could have a power unit that could offer clean, renewable energy, relative portability, utmost quiet and the flexibility of a super efficient power delivery system… would you give it a try?

GoalZero thinks you will.

Nikon’s Zoom In on Father’s Day Rebate

We aren’t saying just because your father is getting older his eyesight is going. What we are saying is helping him zoom in on any object with a pair of Nikon 10-22×50 Action Zoom XL Binoculars (model 7234).

The Action Zoom XL Binoculars are rubber armor coated making them durable and easy to keep in your grip even when wet. Featuring fingertip controls for the zoom and a central focus wheel for quickly clearing the fuzziness from the viewed image. They even come equipped with a convenient tripod mount.

So whether your Father pursues big game in various local and exotic locations, watches birds from his rocking chair on the porch, or just wants a closer look at the baseball game…that’s on TV, the Nikon Action XL binoculars are a great choice.

Purchase a pair of Nikon Action XL Zoom binoculars from May 13, 2012 until June 18, 2012 and become eligible for a $40 mail in rebate. Show dad what an excellent shopper you are by saving even more by purchasing from Webyshops.com, receiving free shipping and taking advantage of Nikon’s rebate. With this kind of savings, you can afford to buy an extra pair!

Moultrie Takes Game Spy M-80 To The Extreme

Alabaster, Alabama – Moultrie Products, LLC introduces the next generation of their top selling mini-cam, the Game Spy M-80XT. This 5.0 megapixel game camera is loaded with new features like Motion Freeze Technology, FastFire continuous shooting and updated Plot Stalker time-lapse mode.

In 2011, Moultrie entered the mini-cam market with the Game Spy M-80 featuring the Illumi-Night sensor, providing the clearest and brightest nighttime images. In 2012, the Game Spy M-80XT takes clear images to a new level with Moultrie’s new Motion Freeze blur-reduction technology, greatly reducing nighttime blur caused by an infrared flash. Combining the Illumi-Night sensor and Motion Freeze Technology gives the Game Spy M-80XT unprecedented picture clarity, leaving no question how many points are on that trophy buck’s rack. Plus, the M-80XT has a night range of over 60-ft, and captures images and videos in 16:9 widescreen providing a wider field of view.

Also new with the M-80XT is FastFire continuous shooting mode, capturing up to three pictures per second. Additionally, updated Plot Stalker time-lapse mode now captures pictures at preset intervals PLUS images triggered by game.

The Game Spy M-80XT features:
• 5.0 megapixel infrared game camera
• Night range up to 60-ft
• 3 operational modes
– IR triggered game camera
– Hybrid time-lapse plot camera*
– Plot camera* by day, infrared camera at night
• Up to 1-year battery life
• Illumi-Night Sensor provides the brightest and clearest nighttime infrared pictures
• New Motion Freeze technology reduces infrared nighttime blur
• 16:9 widescreen images and videos provide a wider field of view than standard game cameras
• New FastFire Continuous Shooting Mode captures up to 3 photos per second
• Records video with sound
• Picture delay – 5/15/30 seconds, 1-60 minutes
• Easy to read photo strip with temperature, moon phase, time, date and camera ID stamp
• Battery life calculator
• Color day pictures and video
• Infrared night pictures and video
• Four picture resolutions, two video resolutions
• External power port for optional Moultrie PowerPanel
• SD memory card slot – up to 32GB
• Operates on 4 or 8 AA batteries

For more information contact Moultrie at 800-653-3334, visit
www.moultriefeeders.com or e-mail info@moultriefeeders.com.

Company Description

Moultrie is the most recognizable game management brand in the industry. Moultrie develops and manufactures feeders, spreaders, sprayers, scouting cameras, feed supplements and accessories for deer, turkeys, hogs and fish. With over 30 years of experience, Moultrie is an expert in game observation and management. Moultrie is a division of PRADCO Outdoor brands. You can visit Moultrie on the web at www.moultriefeeders.com.

Mike Mattly
Tel: 641-895-1004
Email: mmattly@ebsco.com

NWTF Phone App Now Available for iPhone and Android

The powerful new NWTF Turkey Hunting Toolbox is now available for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touch and Android devices.

The widely praised app was the top selling app in iTunes and Google Play’s “Sports” categories for several days.

The official NWTF Turkey Hunting Toolbox has everything a turkey hunter needs in one phone app.

Exclusive turkey sound ringtones
Turkey sounds recorded from live wild turkeys
Video tips from champion callers
Valuable turkey hunting tips
Range map of wild turkey subspecies
Wild turkey score calculator
Photos and descriptions of the wild turkey subspecies
Links to every state wildlife agency for hunting regulations

The exclusive iPhone app features calling tip videos from champion turkey callers, 12 live turkey sounds, and instant access to dozens of proven turkey hunting tips. All are accessible at your fingertips without an Internet connection – even in the most remote corner of the forest.

Turkey hunting fanatics will enjoy exclusive NWTF turkey ringtones. Be the talk of your office when a boss gobbler sounds off from your hip, and then catch everyone’s attention when you lower the boom on him.

The app’s wild turkey range map can help hunters explore and zoom in to where each subspecies lives across North America. With a few simple measurements, the app calculates the score of a turkey based on the NWTF Wild Turkey Records official requirements.

Sign up for an NWTF membership, find local events and keep up with the turkey talk on the NWTF’s Facebook page through this do-it-all app.

The app, only $1.99, was created in cooperation with www.HuntGeek.com.

The NWTF, a non-profit conservation organization founded in 1973, has conserved and improved 17 million acres of essential wildlife habitat with its partners by raising and investing $372 million since 1985. Habitat projects that help wild turkeys also improve habitat for deer, quail, rabbits, songbirds and many other species in our fields and forests.

The NWTF’s outreach programs – JAKES, Women in the Outdoors and Wheelin’ Sportsmen – introduce about 100,000 youth, women and people with disabilities to the outdoors annually. Passing on the outdoor tradition is essential to the future of conservation and hunting.

For more information on the NWTF, visit www.nwtf.org.

Viridian Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) System

Viridian Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) SystemThe Viridian ECR system offers instant, no-thought activation of a light and laser.

By B. Gil Horman

This article is a reprint that originally appeared in American Rifleman on May 10, 2012.


When a threat arises, it can do so in an instant. Today’s personal-protection technology allows an individual to respond to that threat rapidly. Full-size and compact handguns are powerful, reliable and chambered for potent calibers. Rugged Kydex security holsters are available with intuitive one-touch pistol release buttons for a quick draw. Bright LED light sources aid in threat identification and can blind attackers. Laser sight systems allow for rapid target acquisition. All of these defensive innovations are valuable, although they may not always be compatible.

Adding tactical-rail accessories to a pistol usually renders a molded holster obsolete, while reaching for a separate light source may consume valuable time in a defensive situation. Even with some of the best equipment available, it may require multiple steps or a complicated routine to get an entire set of gear up and running. Viridian’s Enhanced Combat Readiness (ECR) System is an efficient answer to the problem.

Simply stated, the ECR System allows an operator to activate his or her pre-programmed Viridian green laser sight as the gun is drawn from a Viridian TacLoc holster. No fuss, no muss. Start by holstering the pistol with the module turned on. The holster turns the module off as the pistol locks into place. When the pistol is drawn, the holster reactivates the module without any extra steps. What if the module needs to remain off when the pistol is drawn? Just holster the pistol with the module turned off and the light will remain off when the gun is drawn. It’s a no-practice-required system to master.

One ECR Combination
The Viridian TacLoc holsters and laser modules can be mixed and matched to produce the best fit for your needs while still taking advantage of the ECR system. For this product test, I selected a base pistol that can fill the role of a just-one-gun defensive solutionthe Glock G23. Capable of holding 13+1 rounds of .40 S&W, this particular compact Glock is large enough for duty use, compact enough for concealed carry and powerful enough for home defense. Looking over Viridian’s online sizing chart, it was easy to identify which modules would fit.

The Gen II X5L laser and light module is designed for use on full-size pistols, but it also fits the compact G23 as well. Even though smaller modules are available, I wanted to take advantage of the X5L’s bright 154-lumen tactical light and a green laser ramped up to the maximum power level federal regulations will allow. The electronics are set in a tough, milled aluminum housing capped with Zytel polymer. The rail mounts are designed to work with a variety of Picatinny-style rails.

Pressing one of the X5L’s left or right side activation buttons turns the unit on or off. A digital processor chip in the module allows the unit to be programmed for a variety of settings. Pressing both buttons at the same time cycles through the three main settings, such as the light only, laser only or light and laser together. Within each of these options, the operator has many more settings from which to choose. The light or laser can be set to produce a steady shine or to strobe or pulse, and each can be adjusted for brightness. Once the selections are made, those settings will be in place the next time the module is activated. If the settings need to be adjusted, just press both activation buttons and make the changes.

The X5L arrives ready to install with the rail mounts in place and a battery in the box. The battery can be installed or exchanged by unscrewing the LED light housing. This means it’s not necessary to remove the sight from the pistol in order to exchange batteries. How long does the battery last? It depends on the settings used. The CR123A 3v battery supplied by Viridian is listed as providing a 60-minute constant-on life span with both the light and laser activated and programmed for a steady shine. With only the constant laser activated, battery life jumps to over six hours and shifting the laser to pulse will stretch battery life to over 10 hours.

The X5L box also contains an easy-to-understand owner’s manual, an additional rail retention screw, two extra rail-mount screws, two rail-mount screw-sized Allen keys and a pair of laser-adjustment Allen keys. It’s a nice touch for Viridian to include these extra components, as this spares customers the headache of dredging up these critical bits of hardware in case of loss or damage.

The TacLoc holster is a customized version of the BLACKHAWK! Serpa CQC holster system. The belt loop frame is attached to the holster using three screws in a triangular configuration allowing the operator to change the holster to a forward or rearward cant. A pair of removable spacers mounted in the belt loop openings can be adjusted for various belt widths up to 2.25-inches wide.

At the Range
With the X5L installed on the G23 pistol, and the TacLoc holster installed on a DeSantis GunHide shooting belt, the ECR system was tested at an indoor range. The holster provided for a smooth draw and easy re-holstering. The security device locked the pistol in place tightly, preventing holster wobble. Using the provided Allen keys to adjust for windage and elevation, the laser was tuned to point-of-aim at 7 yards. This adjustment held true through several magazines of ammunition.

The green laser provided an exceptionally bright, well-focused dot on the target all the way to the back wall of the 25-yard range. The X5L was removed completely from the test pistol and taken outside to see how the laser performs in bright daylight. The dot from the laser was clearly visible at 100 yards, just as the specifications claim. This is beyond a pistol’s practical defensive range, however, it’s nice to know you’ve got the juice if you choose to move the sight over to a defensive rifle.

When testing the X5L at home, I followed two simple rules to ensure the safety of the other members of my household. First, I field stripped the G23 pistol to remove the entire upper slide assembly and the magazine. This left just the bare frame to hold the laser sight and no equipment or ammunition in the gun to make it go “bang.” Secondly, the hot green laser was not activated outside of my closed office except when I was the only person in the house. This guaranteed my wife and kids would not be at risk of coming around a corner and getting a beam of laser light shone into their eyes. This arrangement sacrifices some of the “realism” of home practice, but it’s worth it.

The 154-lumen light is bright, very bright if you are on the receiving end of it. In the interior daylight of our brightest and largest room, a quick look directly into the LED light (laser off, of course) left me blinking with spots on my eyes. In the darkest room of the basement, which was nearly pitch black, the LED light was unbearable, forcing me to turn away.

One of the real advantages of such a powerful light is that the corona, or outer rim, of the light beam is bright enough that the center of the light beam does not have to be pointed directly at a subject in order to identify it. In near and total darkness, I pulled the pistol frame in tight against my chest in a two-handed ready position. The center of the light and the activated laser indicated the muzzle, if it had been attached, would be pointed at the ground about 3 yards in front of me. With the X5L in this position and with it being the only source of light in the room, the corona of the light was bright enough to read the titles of the books I had shelved in the area. This may not be how everyone chooses to move through the home with a gun-mounted light. However, it does offer a reasonable balance of speedy target acquisition without pointing the muzzle of the gun directly at a center-of-mass location during subject identification.

Final Thoughts
If you’ve done your homework and found that a tactical-rail mounted light and laser module makes sense for the work you do, or for your personal defense plan, then the Viridian ECR system is a top-notch option for the job. This system is remarkable because it is so simple to use. All that’s needed is to draw the handgun from the holster to bring your pistol, LED light and green laser sight into action. With the flexibility of a holster designed to fit almost any belt, the ECR system will easily transition between on-duty applications, concealed carry and home defense. If you are ready to simplify your defensive hardware set, Viridian offers a logical and reliable set of options.

Manufacturer: Viridian; Viridiangreenlaser.com
Model: X5L Laser/Light Module
Tactical Light Output: 154 Lumens Continuous-On, 187 lumens in Strobe Mode
Green Laser Beam Range: Up to 100 Yards Daylight, 2-Miles at Night
Sight Adjustment: User-Adjustable for Windage and Elevation
Length: 2.84”
Height: 1.37”
Weight: 3.3 ozs.
Materials: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum, Zytel(R) Polymer
Power Source: CR123A Batteries
Rail Mount: Universal Modular Mounting System For Most Railed Handguns and Rifles
TacLoc Holster: Finger-Release Kydex Security Holster, Belt Loop Retention Frame
Suggested Retail Price: X5L Laser/Light $409; TacLoc Holster $49